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5 Best Places to Visit in Australia

Located between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Australia is the world’s largest island and its smallest continent. There’s room to move in the Land Down Under, and with so many sights to discover and enjoy, there’s a great incentive to go on a walkabout adventure. Whether exploring the traditional lifestyle of the nation’s Aboriginal people, relaxing on a sun-kissed beach or reveling the night away in a city hot spot, Australia has something special to offer every visitor.

With amazing national parks dotted around the country and some fantastic islands, visitors to Australia can be off exploring the delights of Tasmania one minute and Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks the next. On top of this, the beautiful beaches and turquoise waters that line its shores are home to the jaw-dropping Great Barrier Reef; one of the miracles of the natural world and one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. With loads of great things to see and do, you’ll have your job cut out trying to fit everything into your trip!

1. Cairns 


Although Cairns itself is quite an unattractive place, the rainforests that surround it and the beautiful turquoise waters that lap against its beaches more than make up for the lack of sights in the city. A popular tourist destination, the city is considered to be the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef; this is the primary reason why Cairns is so inundated with tourists. Away from the reef, there are loads of amazing natural sights nearby, and lots of people stop by Cairns on their way to visit Daintree National Park or the Wet Tropics of Queensland. The fourth most popular city to visit in Australia, Cairns has enough good bars, restaurants and shopping options to keep visitors entertained before they head off into the stunning nature nearby.

2. Adelaide 


A laidback city with a peaceful atmosphere, Adelaide’s quiet streets are lined with bars, which make it a surprisingly fun place to go out in; there are lots of great music venues worth checking out. Nicknamed ‘the city of churches’, the lofty spires dotted about here and there add to the picturesque nature of Adelaide and there are lots of nice parks and green spaces for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. With some great museums on offer as well as fantastic restaurants and art galleries, the highlight of the year is undoubtedly ‘Mad March,’ when the city host numerous festivals, events and shows at the same time. Surrounded by verdant land which is perfect for cultivating vineyards, make sure to try some of the refreshing wines before you head off on your travels.

3. Tasmania 


The island state of Tasmania may be isolated from the rest of the country but it still remains one of the best places to visit in Australia; almost half of its area is protected as the government looks to preserve the natural riches. With desolate wilderness and alpine plateaus interspersed with stunning white beaches, waterfalls, and forests, exploring its terrain is simply mesmerizing. Taking a boat trip along its craggy coast is equally rewarding and you can even see dolphins, penguins, and seals along the way. With lots of great local produce on offer, eating and drinking in the capital city of Hobart is an absolute pleasure and the restaurants and bars are divine. On top of all this, the island hosts an eclectic range of great festivals throughout the year, where you can enjoy local beer and wine or arts and music events.

4. Perth 


The capital of Western Australia, Perth is very isolated from the rest of the country, yet is routinely considered one of the most livable cities in the world thanks to its laidback vibe, fantastic cultural sites, and range of services on offer. A youthful place, Perth is nearly always bathed in sunshine and its stunning beaches are perfect for kicking back and relaxing on. Away from the beach, there are lots of outdoor activities for you to enjoy. There are loads of fantastic museums on offer as well as some great shopping options in this city of nearly two million people. With a huge of variety of bars, cafes and restaurants, isolated Perth is the perfect gateway to the rest of the west.

5. Kakadu National Park


Occupied by Aboriginal people for over 40,000 years, Kakadu National Park has over five thousand ancient rock art sites which are fascinating to visit. It is a place of immense cultural and natural significance. The park is huge and contains some stunning natural sights which make it well worth a visit; the Kakadu Escarpment is particularly breathtaking. With diverse ecosystems contained within the park’s boundaries, you can be hiking through deserted sandstone escarpments one minute and bathing in waterfalls and pools the next, before later on learning about some of the ancient rock paintings. While it can get very popular, Kakadu’s huge area means that you can easily enjoy all the park has to offer in peace and quiet if you step off the beaten path a little.


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